The WPAL Boxing & Fitness Center will be 100 percent free to everyone between the ages 6 and 18 and anyone currently attending high school. The WPAL also encourages local law enforcement officials to work out in its gyms, free of charge, with the kids from the area. Adult members pay a nominal fee for use of the facility.
The Police Athletic League is an organization in communities nationwide where volunteers (police officers, coaches, teachers or other community members) help young people, both boys and girls, in sports, with homework and other school-related activities. The gyms create relationships between the volunteers and local youths, relationships that help steer young people away from activities involving crime, violence and drugs. The WPAL gyms give children a place to go after school, on weekends and during the summer months where they can participate in activities of their choice and be surrounded by positive influences.
The Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League has a proven track record with young people in communities throughout Western Pennsylvania. It wants to share those positive impacts with DuBois and surrounding areas.